University of Colorado Boulder


Career Outcomes

As a graduate of the MS-DS program, you will be prepared to take advantage of the high demand for skilled data talent to land a new job or advance along your career trajectory. Data scientist currently ranks as the #3 top job in America by both Glassdoor and Quanthub, and it is estimated that 70% of U.S. business leaders will prefer job applicants with data skills in 2021. Graduates from CU Boulder have gone on to work at top companies including Amazon, Apple, Boeing, Disney, Google, IBM, Lockheed Martin, NASA, NBC, Twitter, and Yelp.

Your newfound ability to clearly communicate the results of a data science analysis to a non-technical audience, structure effective meetings and projects using collaboration skills, and act ethically in the role of professional data scientist, will effectively position you to make significant career progress in the data science field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of data scientist jobs to grow by 19% over the next two decades.

The median annual salary for data scientists is $100,560, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is nearly twice as high as the average median salary in the United States.

The comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach of this program means you will have a broad spectrum of competencies and the ability to apply your data science skills to a wide array of domains and industries.

Alumni Network Benefits

As a University of Colorado Boulder graduate, you will join the alumni association, Forever Buffs.

Career Services

Admitted degree-seeking students have access to Handshake, a comprehensive resource for all things career related.

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